2013 Grenadian general election

General elections were held in Grenada on 19 February 2013.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the opposition New National Party, which won all 15 seats.[2]

2013 Grenadian general election

19 February 2013

All 15 seats in the House of Representatives
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Keith Mitchell Tillman Thomas
Leader's seat Saint George North West Saint Patrick East (lost seat)
Last election 4 seats, 48.0% 11 seats, 51.2%
Seats won 15 0
Seat change 11 11
Popular vote 32,205 22,377
Percentage 58.7% 40.8%

Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Prime Minister before election

Tillman Thomas

Elected Prime Minister

Keith Mitchell

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The election date was announced by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas at the National Democratic Congress Party Convention at Sauteurs Bus Station on 13 January 2013.[3]

Electoral system

The fifteen members of the House of Representatives were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.[4]


Constituency Candidates Party
St. Patrick EastTillman ThomasNational Democratic Congress
Clifton PaulNew National Party
Valdon Crosley PaulNational United Front
Winston FrederickPeople United Labour Party
Carriacou and Petite MartiniqueRandolph Harrison FlearyNational Democratic Congress
Elvin NimrodNew National Party
Clint JohnMovement of Independent Candidates
Town of St. GeorgeFranka BernadineNational Democratic Congress
Nicholas SteeleNew National Party
Standford SimonGood Old Democratic Party
St. George North EastNazim BurkeNational Democratic Congress
Tobias ClementNew National Party
Lawrence AmadéMovement of Independent Candidates
Oswald Roderick Mc BurnieGrenada United Patriotic Movement
Martin Washington EdwardsGrenada Renaissance Party
St. George SouthMerle ByerNational Democratic Congress
Alexandra Otway - NoëlNew National Party
Glynis RobertsNational United Front
St. George South EastRandal RobinsonNational Democratic Congress
Gregory BowenNew National Party
Ferron Curlan LoweNational United Front
Abdurraheem A. JonesMovement of Independent Candidates
St. Andrew South WestSylvester QuarlessNational Democratic Congress
Yolande Bain-HorsfordNew National Party
St. Andrew North WestAlleyne WalkerNational Democratic Congress
Delma ThomasNew National Party
St. DavidAdrian ThomasNational Democratic Congress
Oliver JosephNew National Party
Justin Mc BurnieGood Old Democratic Party
Raphael Victor BaptisteIndependent
St. Andrew North EastTerry HillaireNational Democratic Congress
Roland BholaNew National Party
Raleigh W. DateIndependent
St. George North WestAli DowdenNational Democratic Congress
Keith MitchellNew National Party
Oswald PeterGrenada United Patriotic Movement
Desmond Cuthbert SandyGrenada Renaissance Party
St. Patrick WestJoseph AndallNational Democratic Congress
Anthony BoatswainNew National Party
St. JohnGeorge VincentNational Democratic Congress
Alvin DaBreoNew National Party
Lyntoria WelchGrenada Renaissance Party
St. MarkDenneth ModesteNational Democratic Congress
Clarice Modeste-CurwenNew National Party
St. Andrew South EastPatrick SimmonsNational Democratic Congress
Emmalin PierreNew National Party
Source: Grenada Broadcast


The preliminary report from invited Organisation of American States election observers was positive regarding the "civil and peaceful" election and its high turnout.[5] The observers noted minor bureaucratic problems, and recommended greater enactment of campaign finance regulations.[5] The observers also noted that women were under-represented in the list of candidates (9 of 48) and elected representatives (4 of 15).[5]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
New National Party32,20558.7115+11
National Democratic Congress22,37740.790–11
National United Front1860.340New
Movement of Independent Candidates250.050New
Grenada Renaissance Party200.040New
Good Old Democratic Party140.030New
Grenada United Patriotic Movement140.030New
People's United Labour Party110.020New
Invalid/blank votes201
Registered voters/turnout62,15588.58
Source: PEO


  1. Grenada to Hold Elections Feb. 19 Caribbean Journal, 13 January 2013
  2. Grenada Election Landslide Archived 2013-03-07 at Archive.today Carib Arena, 20 February 2013
  3. February 19 – D Day The New Today, 4 February 2013
  4. Election Profile IFES
  5. "Preliminary statement of the OAS electoral observation mission". Grenada Broadcast. February 20, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
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